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Aprile SPA v Elin Maritime Ltd [The Elin] 2019 – Deck cargo exclusion – Bill of lading supersedes Hague Visby

A number of claimants all named as ‘shipper’ on a bill of lading for a shipment of 201 packages of cargo described to be in ‘apparent good order and condition’ at the time of inspection, collectively brought a claim against the ship owner for loss of deck cargo in heavy seas.

Multimodal 2020

We are delighted to announce that Myton Law will be returning to exhibit at Multimodal.

"Ocean Prefect"

For the first time, the English High Court was asked to adjudicate on the inadmissibility of a MAIB report in a private and confidential arbitration. The rival contentions were - was the  court’s permission  required under Reg 14(14) Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012; or was the decision as to the admissibility of the report  a matter for arbitral tribunal pursuant to S34(2)(f) Arbitration Act 1996.

Ho v Adelekun: Court of Appeal re-establishes fixed cost provisions under Part 36 offer

In the recent case of Ho v Adelekun [2019] WL 06119464 the Court of Appeal has provided further guidance on the relevant costs regime in relation to claims subject to fixed costs, by way of reaffirming the importance of a ‘correctly construed’ Part 36 offer.


Myton Law has advised rail freight company DCRail regarding the purchase and overhaul of four Class 60 locomotives.

Myton Law Attend Offshore Energy Exhibition in Amsterdam

Scott Yates was part of a delegation representing the Northern Powerhouse to one of Europe's leading offshore energy exhibitions and conferences.


Myton Law has been ranked as one of the best in the region for ‘Transport’ law by ‘The Legal 500 UK Solicitors’ 2020 guide.

Hull Heritage Open Days 2019

We are delighted again to be able to open our office to the public for Heritage Open Days 2019.

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

This will provide for the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements across country borders. It is being seen as the counterpart to the New York Arbitration Convention.

Governance of the high seas – important marine conservation treaty being negotiated with very little fanfare

With remarkably little press coverage a UN facilitated conference is underway with a view to producing a new treaty governing various uses of the high seas. The eventual aim is for the states involved to agree the wording of a treaty governing the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (i.e. the high seas).

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